Sunday, November 23, 2008

No Time 2 b licking Wounds...

It's Sunday morning 9 a.m and I'm sitting in the lobby of the Hilton in Daytona Beach, Florida. We've had our pre-game meal and scouting report session and I'm waiting for the fellas so we can walk across the street to the Ocean Center to play our last game of the Glenn Wilkes Classic. We play Wisconsin-Green Bay at 11 a.m and then jet right out to the Orlando airport for our flight back to Baltimore.

Yesterday we got our butts kicked! It was one of those games. At half time we were down 8 and only shot 18% from the field with no 3 pointers and I thought man...tough half but it could have been worst. The first 5 minutes of the game and the first 5 minutes of the 2nd half are very important and we didn't get off to a very good start in the 2nd half either. Utah is a good team with a 7-2 NBA center and I thought the first half we played him pretty tough. He had 2 fouls and our center, as of right now (Rodney Stokes, who's injured will be the center and Kevin Thompson can move to Power Forward), was doing a great job defending him and taking it to him on the offensive end. This was the first time since I've been here that we didn't make a 3 pointer in the entire game. Tough day, it happens but the Sun came up this morning and we have to keep it moving. Mama said it would be days like that! Utah was very discipline team and really shot the ball well. We had a game like that last year vs Niagara out in the Cable Car Classic. It happens, like I said. It's how you respond is what counts. We ended up winning 22 games last year so, keep it moving. It's been a good experience for us and we will take what we need to grow and move on. Just like life...bumps in the road only make you stronger! I love challenges baby! If everything was so predictable why play the game! The fellas are filling up the lobby now so let's get it on!
Yeah...it's the day after and losses feel worst the next day for me but when you have to play again the next morning...it's no time to dwell in the past!

1 comment:

btjoseph56 said...

Keep working hard keep focused and under no circumstance forget CHARACTER, CONDUCT, AND COMITTMENT. You my friend are a difference maker.